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A Complete Illustrated children's fantasy book by George MacDonald.

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I Make Diamond's Acquaintance 365
were gone, and the evening sky glimmered through the trees, blue, and pale-green towards the west, I turned my steps a little aside to look at the stricken beech. I saw the bough torn from the stem, and that was all the twilight would allow me to see. While 1 stood
gazing, down from the sky came a sound of singing, but the voice was neither of lark nor of nightingale: it was sweeter than either: it was the voice of Dia­mond, up in his airy nest:—
The lightning and thunder,
They go and they come; But the stars and the stillness
Are always at home.
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